Boyer taking his game to Texas Wesleyan University
By Stephen R. Farris
Texas Wesleyan University added another player to their baseball program last Friday, when Groesbeck’s Ellis Boyer signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic career with the school.
Boyer, a senior, was one of the Goats top pitchers his sophomore year, but due to an injury last season, he helped the team where he could, mainly as an infielder.
During the 2016 campaign, Boyer collected 15 hits and had 20 RBIs and played an integral part of the team’s 19-13 record and playoff run. This season, he is fully recovered and could return to the starting rotation on the hill for the Goats pitching staff.
“I feel pretty great,” said Boyer. “It’s been my lifetime goal and I’ve been waiting for this day a long time. I’m ready to go play!”
Groesbeck varsity baseball head coach Cameron Sellstrom was all smiles Friday, knowing that Texas Wesleyan will be getting one of the best players he’s coached and he looks forward to seeing him continue his success in the classroom and on the diamond.
“Definitely a big day, a culmination of four years of watching him work and get better as an athlete and young man,” said coach Cameron Sellstrom. “Ultimately, signing to play baseball at the next level is every kid’s goal. He’s got to be extremely proud and happy and I know his parents, family and community are all real proud of him … he’s a top notch kid that takes care of business both on and off the field all the time. We’re real proud of him as a coaching staff and can’t wait to see where things take him next in his career!”
Boyer was joined Friday at the ceremony by his parents, Steve and Tracey, and brother Evan.